The Week in iOS Apps: You've got the cutest little baby face

This week's roundup includes an app that helps you display and share your baby pics with maximum adorability.

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Oh, baby!

This week’s roundup includes an app that helps you display and share your baby pics with maximum adorability. Read on!

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Adorable (freemiun) gives you tools and templates for gussying up and displaying your baby photos. It includes filters, “hand-crafted” artwork, text effects, and your choice of digital frames to make the images pop. Bottom line: Gitchie, gitchie goo!

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Biz Airlines

Biz Airlines (free) is designed for business travelers. The app “mixes and matches airport transfers, airlines and private jets to deliver time and cost efficiency” to help you get where you’re going, on time and on budget.

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ESPN Fantasy Sports

ESPN Fantasy Sports (free) has launched Version 3.0 just in time for football season. You can play ESPN’s fantasy football, baseball, basketball, and hockey on the app; new features include improved video playback and social sharing, a brand-new design and visuals, and instant alerts for news and video for players on your roster.

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Fast (free) is Netflix’s tool for measuring local Internet speeds, made available to the public for the first time. It works with both mobile and broadband connections, anywhere in the world.

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Ready to declutter? KonMari (free, iPhone only) is an app from the author of “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.” Her secret? Throw away anything that doesn’t give you joy. Which means your iPhone is probably safe.

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Mobius Final Fantasy

Mobius Final Fantasy (freemium) is a turn-based role-playing game, one the makers say features a battle system “specifically designed for mobile devices.” The story outline is vague—though your character is apparently destined to become a “warrior of legend”—and will be unveiled over time, in new chapters that feature new new “playable content” and add character customization options. In other words: This game is going to grow and evolve. 

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ($4) isn’t just another movie-based video game. It’s filled with STEM concepts to help your child learn problem-solving techniques and skills that will serve them well in the classroom and the real world. Cowabunga!

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Train Kit

Train Kit  ($3) lets your child “add and move track tiles by dragging them with your finger while trains run around you.” There are no rules, the makers say, but endless options.

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Others of note

Sling TV has added the NFL Network and NFL RedZone to its lineup of channels … The updated Apple Store app (pictured) makes it easier to keep tabs on your Apple account … Google’s Docs, Sheets, and Slides have been updated with support for iPad split-screen multitasking.

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